Jerusalem: Swastika in the Holy City
- Enjoy the green alleys of the German Colony
- Discover a hidden history
- Get an in-depth expirience
You will see the Templar communal hall and the former school, the classic stone homes of the Templars and the old cemetery. But this is not only about the sites - this is about the story, the human tragedy and the lesson we all can learn.
In the 1930s, the Templar community - German religious group that lived in Jerusalem since the 19th century - came under the influence of the Third Reich. Pictures of Hitler appeared on the walls, the Nazi salute became a common greeting and the swastika rose above the city. The story of that transformation is a model of what happened in Germany itself - and the last place you expect to see that is Jerusalem.
- Walking tour with guide
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